Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale auction is known for some of the most unique and impressive vehicles the world has ever seen being sold for record breaking amounts, and 2015’s event was no exception.
The record for the highest-selling Pantera at auction was broken by ADRNLN, a 1971 De Tomaso completely rebuilt by the Ringbrothers. Offered with no reserve, it quickly turned into a bidding war, which was won by “Fast N’ Loud” star and Gas Monkey Garage owner Richard Rawlings, who had just watched his rebuilt Ferrari F40 cross the block once again.
A Jan. 19 press release from Ringbrothers LLC described the sale and the build history of the car, which began as a restoration attempt. Upon discovering the car was too deteriorated to restore, they started from scratch, handcrafting every panel.
“The Pantera community embraces upgrades, which is good news for the radically customized ADRNLN Pantera,” explained the release. “Jim and Mike Ring put more than 5,000 hours of custom work into the car, making ADRNLN well worth the $330,000 final sale price tag.”
(Source: Ringbrothers, LLC)